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have larry beil and michael finney at broadway plaza. and juf in union square is spence yir chris chichbl we'll start with you, spencer. hi. >> yes. i was arifg as you two were leaving as a matter of fact we had it covered all day. yes. we've had a successful day here. at union square with the food drive. there are ways you can help and seven ways you text the word feed to 80077 but you can go to our web site and find ways you can donate. one of our donors from tech gives back. this is knowa. tell us about -- first, thank you. tell us about tech gives back. >> sure. so tech gives back is a coalition of 30 start ups in the bay area, we're working to do clothing drives and food drives to help support local charities mostly in san francisco. >> and looks like you're having fun? >> yes. it's a success. >> it's going great. over 30 start ups including companies like comcast, khan academy. as far as we know it's the first time start ups throughout the bay area banded together to help give back during holiday season. >> thank you so much. we appreciate the effort. it's much needed. so on
. abc 7 news laura anthony is wlif that part of the story. laura? >> yes. near union city, the school district has been planning it's first activel(pykçó r# shor drill here sometime. but now, in light of events they'll have to come up with ways to conduct such a drill, explining to it kids in a way that doesn't traumatize students. >> i found out on social network autos many students in the bay area learned about the connecticut shooting on facebook. >> it is just wrong. like... they're not adults yet. they're killing little kids. >> leo was waiting to pick up his granddaughter. >> do you think kids should have to wory about going to school? >> naturally. everybody has to worry. it's terrible. >> new haven district psychologist spent most of her day talking with teachers and staff about how to spot signs of disstay with us stres in kids, how to respond when they come back next week, informed. >> let them know every once in a while this does happen. it rarely happens and that there are adults there that they can go to when they're feeling afrayed. >> in oakland, the district sent hom
walgreens. >>> groups and the american civil liberties union objecting to government use of unmanned surveillance aircraft within the united states. >> this debate has now come to alameda county. why the sheriff's department wants one of the things, and why some object. >> opponents call them drones. the sheriff zbt doesn't like that term because of the military connotation perhaps, but for this story%3ls're going to call them unmanned military vaeks. this is the -- 31,000 unmanned aerial vehicle. neat machine according to critics. >> just the cutest toy i can imagine. >> susan told the supervisors she's opposed to the device, aclu attorney called it a threat to privacy. >> just because we walk out, walk outdoors sometimes doesn't mean we sur ren yernd the right to make sure the government doesn't collect and stockpile personalized information about our whereabouts. >> saying an inexpensive system is different than a sheriff's department. -- helicopter because of the low cost. aclu fears afford yablt will lead to abuse. and as for low cost cameras? they're on buildings, street lights
calling it an accident. >> the sounds of christmas could be heard throughout union square today. that is abc 7 news don san chess and sue hall joining in this celebrity ringing of the bells outside racy's this morning taking place every year to raise funz for salvation army services. this year's theme, rock the square, featuring a lunch concert with beatles and rolling stones cover bands. >> fun. and for a great cause, and wonderful weather. >> yes. >> this is just remarkable out there. >> yi. yes. sunny skies and clouds around. and then, it's cool into afternoon hours in spots. getting milder into the weekend. this is also good news. looking westward back over the bay, you can see there is lights with the holiday season on. you can get a clear view. here is a look at live doppler 7. showing little in the way of clouds around the bay area. we have some high, thin, widely scattered clouds and clear skies. and cool conditions, temperatures 55 degrees in san francisco. and san rafael. 50 in half moon bay. mid-50s in other locations around the bwn,w÷ area. these are the forecast fe
, they're spending a lot of money in and around union square. many here for a weekend. >> two teams are excited to be here. and their fans excited to be here. i think we're going up hotels in san francisco. >> yeah. good thing, so far, 33,000 tickets have been sold for the match up but the park can hold 40,000. organizers estimate it will be another banner year. it's brought the city 130 million in the past 11 years. that is $12 million to $13 million per year for the san francisco economy. >> and there is new hope tonight that lawmakers may not lead us over that fiscal cliff after all. coming up next, president obama draws a line in the sand. we'll explain his plan for averting a tax hike. >> thank you for calling. >> i team reveals why a state agency is too busy to take your calls. >>> a late afternoon meeting brings progress towards avoiding the fiscal cliff. tonight abc 7 news mark matthews has been looking into the cost governoring over the live cliff. >> remember, last year it? was part of a deal to end the debt ceiling crisis. congress agreed to steep a spending cuts going in
's the eighth walkout. the union contracted has been contentious and negotiations have been going on for 18 months. sutter health says it was calculated to cost them extra money because they have to pay fill in for the enitre holiday week for just gist one day of work. >> carolyn: small businesses in the bay area are hoping for a lot of late sales. >> people are wrapping up last minute holiday shopping as we continue a live report on procrastinators in the bay area rushing desperately to beat the clock. >> how a decision by the president leaving some holiday travelers stuck in san francisco. >> and a dramatic display of christmas lights is getting one family in trouble with their neighbors. why some are seeing red among many other colors. "abc 7 news" at 6:00 continues. >> dan: will you feel for these people, what a hassle for dozens of residents that is in holiday crisis mode base after last minute presidential order. this group of people were surprised when they went to the passport office to find it was closed. office was supposed to be open but last friday, president obama granted feder
was headed northbound into downtown san francisco when then incident happened. >> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state law requires her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an al immediate a county jury convicted her of first degree murder in october. properties say she killed ln a jealous rage. >> two recent oakland homicide vices are being railroad. 16-year-old bobby sartane and 16-year-old racquel were shot and killed thanksgiving weekend. there -- police are still investigating the case. >> a house fire in hayward was quickly extinguished this morning. it took crews an hour to put out the fire. a family that lived there had recently moved out. there's no indication the five-was suspicious. >> falling off the fiscal cliff and what it could mean for your money and what you eat. >> and gearing up for the biggest day of the year. what's ahead if you're expecting a package this week. >> i'm meteorologist sandy patel. to record high temperatures today bu >> fans going to the 49ers today got a chance to
a little of that yesterday in the bay area with rallies organized by move on and labor unions calling on the president to stand firm against cuts to social security and medicare. as our abc 7 news political analyst explains inside game is taking place behind closed doors between high-level staffers on both sides, crunching numbers and floating possible compromises. >> i think the feeling today is that more hopeful but still guardedly cautious. >> he says there are so many options from doing nothing to reaching a grand bargain to just muddling through. muddling through is the most-likely and it would mean tax cuts for the middle class will be extended and rates for the wealthy will go up.[çift and after the first of the year, president and republican-led house will be fighting again, this time over raising the debt ceiling. the president has been trying to pull that debt ceiling deadline into any agreement but that would require sort of a megadeal. at this point a muddled deal more likely. there is that talk that the end of the year deadline everybody is talking about could be pushed
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